The Modern Researcher

The Modern Researcher

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This classic introduction to the techniques of research and the art of expression is used widely in historiography courses in many departments other than history. This book thoroughly covers every aspect of research from the selection of a topic, through the methods of finding and verifying data, writing and revising, to preparing a manuscript for publication. It offers invaluable guidance on using all major research sources and effectively reporting the results of research. The Fifth Edition focuses on writing and critical thinking skills. Chapter 4 on sources includes the information on the new library cards and the various databases. Chapter 15 presents new material on techniques of presentation and an expanded discussion of the computer and its uses.
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  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 142.24 x 208.28 x 33.02mm | 566.99g
  • Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc
  • Belmont, CA, United States
  • Revised
  • 5th Revised edition
  • Illustrations, facsims.
  • 0155625136
  • 9780155625136

Table of contents

Part I: Principles and Methods of Research. Research and Report: Characteristics. The ABC of Technique. The Searcher's Mind and Virtues. Finding the Facts. Verification. Handling Ideas. Truth, Causes, And Conditions. Patterns, Bias, And Revisionism. Part II: Writing, Speaking, And Publishing. Organizing: Paragraph, Chapter, And Part. Plain Words: The War on Jargon and Cliches. Clear Sentences: Emphasis, Tone, And Rhythm. The Arts of Quoting and Translating. The Rules of Citing: Footnotes and Bibliography. Revising for Printer and Public. Modes of Presentation.
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